Category Archives: Food

The Business Rent Is Too High: The Austin, TX Edition

As part of our irregular series, we have another example of local businesses getting clobbered by massive rent increases, this time in Austin, TX (boldface mine): Just this week, Hut’s Hamburgers, in downtown Austin since 1969 (and on South Congress … Continue reading

Posted in Economics, Food, Urban Planning

The Business Rent Is Too Damn High

While housing in many areas is too expensive, it’s worth remembering that business rents are also too damn high. Today’s example is the Sizzling Express in D.C.: Hang’s been getting a lot lately because after nearly 20 years as a … Continue reading

Posted in Bidness, DC, Food

Crabs

Observed at the Wharf, SW, D.C.:

Posted in DC, Food

We Have Turned Oceans Into Deserts

At least when it comes to the macrofauna. Every year, Boston builds a fish weir: A fishweir is basically a large fence that is used to trap fish, which are then caught (usually scooped out of the water)… During the … Continue reading

Posted in Environment, Fish, Food, We're Really Fucked | 3 Comments

The Rent Is Too Damn High: ‘Reinventing’ And Gentrifying Food

Or as we point out often, you can’t have gentrification without a gentry. But we’re getting ahead of ourselves. Petula Dvorak observes this about D.C. (boldface mine): I visited a new Washington shop this week, a Temple of Cool so … Continue reading

Posted in DC, Economics, Food | 1 Comment

The Oceans Might Not Be Suffering A Mass Extinction But The Carnage Is Awful

Before I get to the oceans, I’ll describe something that Boston builds every year on the Boston Common: a fishweir. A fishweir is a fence used to catch fish. Believe it or not, it used to work: During the excavation … Continue reading

Posted in Ecology, Environment, Fish, Food

Chemical Saftey During The Reign Of Il Trumpe

Only one month after the Trump administration liberated us from the horrors of pesticide regulation, this happened (boldface mine): On May 5, more than 50 farmworkers outside of Bakersfield, California, were exposed to a highly toxic pesticide that apparently drifted … Continue reading

Posted in Agriculture, Conservatives, Food, Public Health